As we arrived at our lovely hotel on a hot August afternoon we were greeted by a sweet concierge, named Jacqueline. A very nice server brought us two wonderful refreshing fruit drinks. The lobby is open with a pretty view to the pool, restaurant and beach with a staircase that leads down to them.
The room was contemporary in design with white walls and green accent linens. An accent wall made of a beautiful Mexican tile in white lime and green. Large glass doors opened up to the small balcony with two chairs overlooking the garden and large coconut trees. Our room was simple, very clean and nicely decorated. The beds were comfortable. There are no televisions in the rooms, nor internet, but that was the beauty of being there... it is a romantic get-away. It took us both a little while to decompress from our flight and driving, but after we did we were very relaxed and enjoyed the hotel and the romantic ambiance.
The tranquil setting of the hotel and it's simplistic beauty is awe-inspiring. You can't help but to be relaxed there. The restaurant overlooked the beautiful infinity pool and gardens with the beach setting beyond the pool and a small bar. The restaurant's bar was very nice bar and adjacent to it was a large open sitting area for groups. The wooden floors added to the beauty of the facility.
As we sat down in the restaurant we were promptly greeted by our server Mario, who explained to us about the different food options on the menu. He was wonderful and very attentive to our needs. After a little while another wonderful server came over to us named Roberto. Roberto gave us some great tips about the mini bar and getting water for our room, since we were ordering a lot of water bottles to drink this was an excellent way to save a little money and it was very convenient. Roberto was very attentive to our needs as well as very friendly and personable. Both our servers made us feel welcome and important.
Everything we ordered at each meal was excellent! The soups were outstanding as well as the entrees. The presentation of the dishes were always so beautiful! The portions were great. We tried different dishes each day... along with the Mayan dishes. The chefs were awesome! One evening Roberto asked the chef to make us a surprise Mexican Fried Ice Cream dish for dessert ... I was curious if they had that as a dessert (it was not on the menu). Roberto and the chef surprised us with a Mayan version of Fried Ice Cream and it was fabulous!!! This was very sweet and thoughtful of them to do this. The chef came out to meet us and we thanked him for his special treat as well as Roberto.
One of my favorite appetizer's was the guacamole, chips and salsa! The margarita's were amazing!
Each morning, I sat on the beach with a carafe of delicious coffee watching the morning sunrise on the beach. It was so peaceful and beautiful.
The beach with it's warm turquoise waters were stunning to look at. Large flat rocks laid on the shore and scattered in the water creating pools to snorkel in and see the tropical fish. Snorkeling was great! The beaches are very secure with the Le Reve staff keeping an eye on things. Make sure you wear water shoes when swimming in the water.
We truly enjoyed our 5 days at this quaint, lovely and romantic resort. It is an exceptional place to visit if you are looking for peace and quiet with an outstanding restaurant. The pool was perfect for cooling off and to glance upon while eating at the Le Reve restaurant.
The only negatives to mention was the workout room needed an update with their exercise equipment.... it is a little outdated. I looked forward to working out in the morning the day after arriving, but I was disappointed when I tried to use the equipment. Not to easy! A few treadmills and elliptical machines would be perfect for this workout room.
The road leading to the resort could use some repairs, with several large potholes as you approached the resort made for a bumpy ride and wear on the transportation. The driveway to the hotel is fine once you turn off the dirt road.
I would like to mention a few of the wonderful employees who made our stay exceptional. Many thanks to Roberto, Mario, Freddy, Ismael, Carlos, Manuel, Antonio, Aurelio, Jackie and the amazing chefs! We truly enjoyed our stay at your resort and hope one day to come back.
Enjoy your stay and bring some good books to read. :)
Darlene S. Chicago, IL
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Rêve Hotel & Spa is a luxury and modern boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen. With a unique collection of 28 rooms overlooking the Caribbean Sea with the perfect blend of nature, peace, gastronomy and mexican hospitality. Our guests are able to book just the hotel room or they can indulge with our unlimited food & beverages "Gourmet All Inclusive A la Carte" . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Reve Hotel And Spa
- Le Reve Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Le Reve Playa Del Carmen
- Le Reve Hotel & Spa Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen